We are grateful and inspired to have seen so many of you actively participating in CRS Fall Launches and Trainings. Your passion and excitement for leading the way towards a more just world is tangible and so inspiring during these times of the COVID-19 pandemic. This month, we focus on leading the way on hunger with our fall community giving events inviting others to contribute to the overall mission and work of CRS. Keep an eye out on Instagram at @CRSUniversity, and tag us in what you're doing!

October 2021: Lead the Way on Hunger



  • Welcome any new CRS chapter members and invite them to share about what inspired them to be here and what they are most excited for.
  • Icebreaker for all: What activity are you most excited for your chapter to plan over the course of the academic year? If you were able to watch the CRS Monthly National Call, what struck you most?


Watch: Good Nutrition: It's About More than What You Eat (En Español)

  • Which image or story from the video caught your attention most and why?
  • What struck you about CRS’ integrated approach to addressing hunger and malnutrition? What are you curious to learn more about?

CRS Programming, Stories and Resources

We celebrate International Youth Day on August 12. Let us lead the way this month by celebrating the strength, wisdom and power of young people in our global family. Read, pray and act alongside our global family this month with the following resources.

This Month's Actions


  • Chapter Leaders: Remember to join your Monthly Leader Call!
  • Utilize the 2021-2022 Chapters & Clubs Action Planning Tool to map out your chapter’s fall semester.

  • Visit the Upcoming Events page to see virtual events universities are holding. Notify your CRS Regional Representative if your campus is hosting a CRS-focused virtual event.

National Chapter Call

All chapter leaders, members and advisors are invited to participate live in this month’s National Chapter Call on October 9 at 1 p.m. EDT / 12 p.m. CDT / 10 a.m. PDT

  • If you do not receive the Zoom information on October 4  and would like to join, please email university@crs.org.
  • If you are unable to join live, the recording of the call will be sent via email to chapter leaders and advisors soon after the call concludes.

  • After watching the call (live or the recording), don’t forget to complete this month’s skill-building action sheet action.

Monthly Actions:

  • October Skill-building Action Sheet (en español)

    • Email your senators to urge them to speak with the Chair and Ranking Member of the Senate State and Foreign Operations subcommittee. Ask them to urge SFOPS leadership to increase international humanitarian and development funding in Fiscal Year 2022.

    • Watch this How to Write to Congress video for additional support with the October Action Sheet.

  • Plan a fall community giving event to support the overall mission and work of CRS.


  • Check back next month for a new Monthly Action Guide!
  • CRS Chapter Community Site Orientation Coming Soon! We are excited to announce that we are launching our new CRS Chapter Community Site. This tool will help you connect with one another, collaborate on chapter initiatives and keep you up to date on CRS chapter work. Stay tuned for a Save the Date email from your CRS Volunteer Manager, with more information about your orientation date and time.
  • Save the Date: We can’t wait to host you in Baltimore next summer – mark your calendars now to join us for SALT 2022 from July 24-27, 2022! Stay tuned for more information.
  • Ensure your CRS University Chapter is on our CRS email list by having everyone sign up here.
  • Ensure your CRS University Chapter is receiving our text message updates by texting “University” to 677-68



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